From the Desk of
President Dr. Mayur Narayan
As the world gets a grasp on the COVID-19 pandemic with the success of vaccination and prevention efforts, there is tremendous excitement and opportunity for us to re-energize ourselves in the work of international medicine. We will never forget the lasting impact COVID-19 has had on all of us. Many of us lost family members, friends and colleagues while others were deeply impacted by the sheer exhaustion and burnout of taking care of so many critically ill patients. Others had financial struggles or projects they could not complete because of travel and local infrastructure disruptions. And finally, we were isolated from each other despite the advances in technology and our ability to see each other via platforms such as Zoom, Webex, and others. This year ACAIM hopes to continue to bring together physician -scientists -educators from around the world to educate, generate and publish new knowledge, create relevant guidelines, and assist policy making in the area of international medicine. We are also looking forward to our first in-person annual meeting since COVID in 2023. On behalf of all the ACAIM membership and leadership, I encourage you to get involved, participate, collaborate and join colleagues from around the globe to advance international medicine.